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General Discussion Area / Re: Funerals are better these days.
« on: 22 January 2020, 15:56:22 »
Better to do as I did, arrange for your Dad to die in a war in a faraway country when you are only 9 years old, and he's buried before you know itt!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windows 10
« on: 21 January 2020, 07:30:31 »
Bit of a dinosaur here..being running windows 7. It's now telling me I need to upgrade to windows 10. Do I need to buy this or can I get it for free. Can somebody tell me the best place to get either.
Thanks.

I recently upgraded for free, and if I can manage it anybody can. Especially worth upgrading if you use online banking. :y
Did you get it from the above link or somewhere else.

This was about 6 weeks ago so my apologies as I canít remember which link I used. I would have done a search for reviews first before using any link.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Windows 10
« on: 20 January 2020, 18:53:11 »
Bit of a dinosaur here..being running windows 7. It's now telling me I need to upgrade to windows 10. Do I need to buy this or can I get it for free. Can somebody tell me the best place to get either.
Thanks.

I recently upgraded for free, and if I can manage it anybody can. Especially worth upgrading if you use online banking. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: WiFi extension.
« on: 20 January 2020, 17:53:47 »
Seems to be sorted. I use an Aztec Powerline plug for my freesat box which seems to have wireles (Bluetooth ?) WiFi. So Iíve logged into it which has a stronger signal than my router. Time will tell.

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General Discussion Area / WiFi extension.
« on: 19 January 2020, 20:38:02 »
What is the best (ie cheapest ::)) way of improving the WiFi in my lounge, the router is about 20í away with two brick walls in between?

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General Discussion Area / Main Dealers
« on: 11 January 2020, 13:36:01 »
What is with these guys? I have been visiting a few recently to investigate e-cars (or lack of in most cases). The only ones where I have found a parking space is invariably at the luxury brand end of the market. Two I have had to drive away from and phoned later to protest, only to get a metaphorical shrug over the phone. They just cannot resist filling all their spaces with excess stock, thus losing many CAR driving potential customers. ??? ??? ???

PS Yes I do know what e-cars are available, but sometimes it requires a visit to discuss them.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Tin hat time?
« on: 05 January 2020, 13:00:50 »
The Channel would be a start :-X

Good point   ;D me & the pooch jogged around the hill early this morning  & both carriers  are still firmly tied up in harbor

Not a lot of point in even putting diesel in them seeing as there's nothing to fly off them, nor anything to protect them! ::)

Exactly what I said to Claire Perry at a fruitless meeting with her a couple of years ago to complain at the neglect of our home - maritime in particular - defence. According to her these white elephants would bolster our island maritime defence!
Never fear, she is now going to Chair COP26, so the climate is safe. https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/07/25/former-uk-energy-minister-claire-perry-appointed-cop26-president/
 >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: To All
« on: 01 January 2020, 13:43:33 »
HNY :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 31 December 2019, 17:08:52 »
Just shows how much they know ::) Same with European Car of the Year award winners how many of those have actually been a success[Renault 9 anyone?] ??? ???

I enjoyed my R16 for about 5 years until it rusted to bits. Never had a problem with mechanicals and very comfortable and quick enough.

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Omega General Help / Re: Pas pump removal
« on: 26 December 2019, 17:07:50 »
I never had a problem when I changed one on the TD.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Happy Christmas
« on: 25 December 2019, 07:59:41 »
Happy Christmas to everyone, especially the Admins.  :y :y :y :y :y :y

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 20 December 2019, 09:51:23 »
Nearly spun it on the M23 this morning. Hit a mahoosive puddle at a reasonable pace, the only warning of which was a wave large enough to surf on from a lorry that hadn't seen it either...  :o when I hit it, it was deep enough to hide the headlight beams and I thought I might have drowned it :'(

Still, the ESP, aka Anti Elk device, works, although it did lose the front number plate, two wheel trims and half of the damaged 'before I bought it' undertray.

All in all, not a bad result considering  ::)

Bl*&dy Hell, North or South of Gatwick?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Shit couple of hours
« on: 18 December 2019, 18:53:32 »
Just been back over to the yard. A woman arrived in a truck, dropped the tailgate and unceremoniously winched Poppy into the back of it. I don't know what else I expected exactly, there isn't a nice way to move three quarters of a ton of dead animal, I suppose.  :(

Tell you one thing, I wouldn't make a very good farmer.

Well done Steve, not much fun to be had out of that. But on the positive side, there will be a lot of nice German steaks from the remains. :y

What? Too soon? ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Hmmm, decisions, decisions
« on: 18 December 2019, 18:48:59 »
Replace it with a better one if you're only getting 3-4 years out of it  :o
I would suggest our usage would be double that with a normal* family - ours gets hammered all the time, and it only ever gets put of the super intensive red hot non-of-that-eco-wank-shite program.

Weekdays, I would estimate its on 3 times a day.



*Not that I am in any way suggesting I am abnormal. I'm perfectly normal, its everyone else ;D

Whaaaaat????
How many in your household? Two in ours, and it goes on every three days, and still hardly full. I grant you We cook veg using a 3 tier steamer which is hand washed, but even so.....
You'll have to try harder if you want to save the planet. ::)

NB. Not for me, I'm at the exit door. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Labour Party Leadership Election
« on: 18 December 2019, 18:42:26 »
All very amusing but like it or not our democracy relies on effective opposition. Without it the sitting party just runs away with its ď agendaĒ.  Lets see for example what Boris does on social care not something normally associated with the Tories but it was in their manifesto.

Let us hope Labour get a decent leader.

Very true, and. it has been calculated that the Tories would have had 20 more seats but for the Brexit party. A very large majority is not a good thing in our system. :(

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